Day: December 15, 2016

Literature Movies Reviews

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol (performed by Patrick Stewart)

A “Christmas Carol” for the 21st Century Part of my annual Christmas ritual – and since this year I’m indulging by way of Patrick Stewart’s splendid audio version and the TV adaptation it inspired, here’s my review of the latter … with the added note that my comments on Stewart’s performance in the movie also […]

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BookRiot: Cracking the Names Behind A Christmas Carol

Source: bookriot.com/2016/12/14/115478   CRACKING THE NAMES BEHIND A CHRISTMAS CAROL Community Dec 14, 2016 This is a guest post from Bryan Kozlowski. Bryan is the author of What the Dickens?! – Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them. A member of the Dickens Fellowship, Bryan has written on Dickens’ life and legacy for Slate, Country Life magazine, and Anglotopia. Most […]

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BookRiot: Happy 200th Birthday, The Nutcracker!

Source: bookriot.com/2016/12/14/happy-200th-birthday-the-nutcracker   At this time each year, thousands of little Claras across the world pull their Victorian nightgowns over their heads, lace up their toe shoes, and prepare to take their place on stage in one of the most coveted roles for an aspiring ballet dancer. But the history of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet goes beyond twirling […]

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